From the Heart

As our guest, let us show you a little something special for your stay at Docklands in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Here is a way to help you plan, save and get something more out of your time in the World's Most Liveable City.  

Firelight Festival 21st July - 25th July

Over five fiery nights, Docklands will be ablaze with Firelight Festival. From Wednesday 21 July to Sunday 25 July, explore fire sculptures, roving live entertainment, laser light shows and food offerings. Extend your experience of the Firelight Festival with a staycation at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands. If you are wondering how to spend your time, here is a sample itinerary made just for you. Full Firelight Festival schedule here:

Great Inclusions:


• Overnight Accommodation 2 Bedroom Standard (Upgrade to Waterview at additional charge)

• O’Brien Ice House - Ice Skating Family Pass including Skate Hire 

• In-room Hot Chocolate Hamper

• Overnight on-site Car Parking for one car

• Complimentary Late Check-Out until 12:00 pm

DAY 1:

11:00am - Arriving at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands & Explore the District Docklands

Begin your exciting weekend staycation by making yourself at home and checking into your spacious serviced apartment. Prepare to explore some of the best activities Docklands has to offer by venturing across to The District Docklands for some shopping or family fun. Located only a 5-minute walk away, The District offers over 80 stores and restaurants to browse and shop. If shopping is not your thing, there is plenty of activities to amuse the kids for hours. These include Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Arcade, Hoyts Movie Cinema, Glow in the Dark Golf, The Australian Cartoon Museum, ArtVo 3D Trick Art Museum and much more.

3:00pm – O’Brien Icehouse

Pop on the beanie and scarf as you get ready to slip ’n’ slide with a family ice skating pass to O’Brien Icehouse included with your stay. O’Brien Icehouse is perfect for all ages regardless of ice-skating experience and is located close-by, right on the edge of The District Docklands.  

6:00pm – Dinner Along the Dockland’s Waterfront

With so many waterfront dining options around the Docklands area, you will be spoilt for choice. Take a leisurely stroll down the Newquay Promenade and discover plenty of waterside restaurants and dining options along way. Two popular restaurant destinations we would recommend is the Mediterranean restaurant, Berth and the modern Australian Bistro, Cargo which both have room chargeback options.

9:00pm – In-room Complimentary Hot Chocolate Hamper

After a flat-out day of family fun, finish the night with a toasty hot chocolate to warm you up before bed. A complimentary in-room hot chocolate hamper is included in all Winter Family Fun packages and do not worry, we’ve included plenty of marshmallows for the whole family!

DAY 2:

9:00am – Breakfast at Carpi Café & Lounge

Start your day right, with a full breakfast from Capri Café & Lounge. Located conveniently on the ground floor of The Sebel Melbourne Docklands, Capri Café & Lounge serves fresh barista coffee, hot breakfast favourites and a selection of lunch options to tickle your fancy. The café is open from 7:30am – 2:30pm, 7 days a week.

11:00am – Go Boat around the Yarra River and Docklands Harbour

Become your own skipper for the day and hire a Go Boat straight out the Docks. Hop on the free 35/70 tram down to Flinders Street station to board your vessel and prepare to set sail on a city adventure. Boat hire is available for 1 to 3 hours, and yes, we can confirm that Skipper hats are included!

3:30pm – AFL Match at Marvel Stadium

With the AFL premiership season in full swing, there are plenty of weekly games hosted at Marvel Stadium across the weekends. Getting to the footy has never been so easy, as all you need to do is walk a convenient 5 minutes to the front of Marvel Stadium to see all the action live.

7:00pm - Firelight Festival

Now this is the main event, the City of Melbourne’s Firelight Festival will be setting the Docklands Precinct alight! From Wednesday 30 June to Sunday 4 July, explore fire sculptures, roving entertainment, live music, laser light shows, food offerings and fireworks lighting up the harbour promenade. Excite the family with more than 40 performances each night and grab a feed from all the winter food trucks on offer, serving up hot winter dishes and drinks. Pop-up bars and restaurants will also be serving mulled wine to warm the soul!

DAY 3:

11:00am – Sleep In with late checkout!

After a jam-packed couple of days, feel rejuvenated with complimentary late check-out until 12:00pm so you can still catch up on all the sleep you need. Once checked-out, there is no need to rush out the door, as we can hold onto your bags behind reception for you to go and make the most of your last day!

12:00pm – The District Makers Market

On the last Sunday of every month, The District Docklands hosts a maker’s market that showcases local art, craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares, gifts, and delicious homemade and homegrown produce. With over 50 stalls popping up, grab a coffee and take a stroll through the open-air laneways and enjoy a spot of shopping.

3:00pm – The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

See the best view of Melbourne and the Dockland’s precinct from above! Enjoy an unparalleled 360-degree view of the city from a spacious, fully enclosed, temperature-controlled cabins whilst audio commentary that reveals the history and significance of the sights below. Relax and take in the breathtaking views to conclude your stay.

5:00pm – Prepare to leave us or extend your stay!

As you prepare to depart the Sebel Melbourne Docklands, we hope that the family enjoyed an adventurous stay with plenty of fun filled memories made. We look forward to welcoming you next visit unless you consider extending your stay another night!

Terms & Conditions:

• Subject to availability at time of booking

• Unused components of the package are not redeemable for cash or credit

• Cancelation outside of 48 hours permitted with no penalty

• Within 48 hours 100 % cancelation penalty (unless due to a government direction whereby no penalty will apply)



17th May 2021 - 31st August 2021

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